I post here only to show that even though I live in Seattle and it's the rainy season (known elsewhere as "Fall" or "Winter" or "Spring"), some days we have sunshine and it's warm enough to go outdoors. Below is breakfast in the back yard on Saturday. The cat in the photo is Madame Gradka, ruler-in-exile of the Kingdom of Myxolydia, seated on her portable throne.
More alarming than visiting royalty was the appearance yesterday afternoon of a peregrine falcon in the back yard. He swooped in between the trees, landing in the cherry tree with some smaller bird in his talons. Possibly he caught one of our dark-eyed juncos in mid-air, but I didn't see that. We did see drops of blood and feathers on the ground beneath the tree after we chased him out of the yard. It wouldn't do for our back yard to become a regular feeding ground for raptors.